Professor Kunal Sengupta

BA Calcutta, MA Cornell, PhD Cornell
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H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5689
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Biographical details

Kunal Sengupta came to the University from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, where he was the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) Chair of Economics. Kunal's major research interests are in the area of development economics, game theory and choice theory. His research has been published in leading journals in economics, such as Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, International Economic Review and Economic Journal.

His earlier research (in development economics) looked at various issues relating to land and labor contracts in agrarian economies. He has also been interested in the question of coalition formation and bargaining and has analysed game theoretic models that deal with these issues. The class of problems that he is currently working on are about endogenous determination of government policies in democracies and their impact on majority welfare.

Research interests

  • Microeconomic theory
  • Development Economics
  • Mathematical economics

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2011

  • Can competition lead to adverse outcomes in rural credit market; Sengupta K; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2010

  • From microfinance to rural credit: evidence from a panel survey and field experiments in Bangladesh; Sengupta K, Chowdhury S, Chowdury P; Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID)/Australian Development Research Awards.

2006

  • An Economic Analysis of Bankruptcy and Financial Reorganization in Australia; Fisher T, Sengupta K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Sengupta, K., Bandyopadhyay, T. (2004). Critical Assessments of Contemporary Economists. In J.Cunningham Wood and M.NcLure (Eds.), Critical Assessments of Contemporary Economists, (pp. 174-189). USA: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Chowdhury, S., Chowdhury, P., Sengupta, K. (2014). Sequential lending with dynamic joint liability in micro-finance. Journal of Development Economics, 111, 167-180. [More Information]
  • Rai, B., Sengupta, K. (2013). Pre-marital confinement of women: A signaling and matching approach. Journal of Development Economics, 105, 48-63. [More Information]
  • Roy Chowdhury, P., Sengupta, K. (2012). Transparency, complementarity and holdout. Games and Economic Behavior, 75(2), 598-612. [More Information]
  • Sengupta, A., Sengupta, K. (2008). A Hotelling-Downs model of electoral competition with the option to quit. Games and Economic Behavior, 62(2), 661-674. [More Information]
  • Agastya, M., Menezes, F., Sengupta, K. (2007). Cheap talk, efficiency and egalitarian cost sharing in joint projects. Games and Economic Behavior, 60(1), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Dasgupta, S., Sengupta, K. (2007). Corporate liquidity, investment and financial constraints: Implications from a multi-period model. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 16(2), 151-174. [More Information]
  • Bandyopadhyay, T., Sengupta, K. (2006). Rational Choice and von Neumann-Morgenstern's Stable Set: The Case of Path-dependent Procedures. Social Choice and Welfare, 27(3), 611-619. [More Information]
  • Chawdhury, P., Sengupta, K. (2004). Coalition-Proof Bertrand Equilibria. Economic Theory, 24(2), 307-324. [More Information]
  • Bandyopadhyay, T., Sengupta, K. (2003). Intransitive indifference and rationalizability of choice functions on general domains. Mathematical Social Sciences, 46(3), 311-326.

Conferences

  • Chowdhury, S., Chowdhury, P., Sengupta, K. (2012). Sequential lending with dynamic joint liability in micro-finance. 2012 Asia Meeting of the Econometric Society (AMES 2012), Delhi: University of Delhi.

2014

  • Chowdhury, S., Chowdhury, P., Sengupta, K. (2014). Sequential lending with dynamic joint liability in micro-finance. Journal of Development Economics, 111, 167-180. [More Information]

2013

  • Rai, B., Sengupta, K. (2013). Pre-marital confinement of women: A signaling and matching approach. Journal of Development Economics, 105, 48-63. [More Information]

2012

  • Chowdhury, S., Chowdhury, P., Sengupta, K. (2012). Sequential lending with dynamic joint liability in micro-finance. 2012 Asia Meeting of the Econometric Society (AMES 2012), Delhi: University of Delhi.
  • Roy Chowdhury, P., Sengupta, K. (2012). Transparency, complementarity and holdout. Games and Economic Behavior, 75(2), 598-612. [More Information]

2008

  • Sengupta, A., Sengupta, K. (2008). A Hotelling-Downs model of electoral competition with the option to quit. Games and Economic Behavior, 62(2), 661-674. [More Information]

2007

  • Agastya, M., Menezes, F., Sengupta, K. (2007). Cheap talk, efficiency and egalitarian cost sharing in joint projects. Games and Economic Behavior, 60(1), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Dasgupta, S., Sengupta, K. (2007). Corporate liquidity, investment and financial constraints: Implications from a multi-period model. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 16(2), 151-174. [More Information]

2006

  • Bandyopadhyay, T., Sengupta, K. (2006). Rational Choice and von Neumann-Morgenstern's Stable Set: The Case of Path-dependent Procedures. Social Choice and Welfare, 27(3), 611-619. [More Information]

2004

  • Chawdhury, P., Sengupta, K. (2004). Coalition-Proof Bertrand Equilibria. Economic Theory, 24(2), 307-324. [More Information]
  • Sengupta, K., Bandyopadhyay, T. (2004). Critical Assessments of Contemporary Economists. In J.Cunningham Wood and M.NcLure (Eds.), Critical Assessments of Contemporary Economists, (pp. 174-189). USA: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2003

  • Bandyopadhyay, T., Sengupta, K. (2003). Intransitive indifference and rationalizability of choice functions on general domains. Mathematical Social Sciences, 46(3), 311-326.

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